Thomas Cotton Nye (b. - 1875)

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Death: Died
Cause of death: Paralysis for six weeks and he was in a coma the last two days of his life
Managed by: John H. Nye
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About Thomas Cotton Nye

Thomas Cotton Nye the son of John Nye and Anne Randall was christened or baptized on 4 August 1811 in the Penshurst Church. Thomas probably grew up as an agricultural laborer with little education, but we know little of his life until his marriage to Mary Ann Goldsmith in Wateringbury Kent. As found in the Parish register of Wateringbury "Thomas Nye, bachelor of this parish and Mary Ann Goldsmith, spinster of this parish were married in this church by banns this 21st day of June 1835 by Mr. Robert Earle. Witnesses were William Burden and Sophia Nye". Sophia was a sister of Thomas. There was some confusion in some of the Nye family about Mary Ann's birth name. It has been reported as being Mary Ann Summers but the marriage has her correct name. The 1851 census has Mary Ann as being born in Tudely Kent and the 1871 census has her born in Tonbridge. So far a birth date or christening date for Mary Ann has not been found. The 1841 census notes that Thomas and Mary Ann were living in Springfield, Essex County with Thomas Nye listed as a railway worker. Their son William Henry Nye was born while they were in Essex and his christening was found to be 2 May 1849 at Springfield. William later married Mary Ann Willett. In 1851 the family had moved to West Ashford Kent and were living at #131 Churchyard. Thomas was working as a rose laborer. Their second son George Thomas was christened on 19 October 1845 at West Ashford. He later married Amanda Amelia Mercer. Daughter Eliza Ann was born 21 April 1851, she married William McKeough. They were again listed in Ashford in 1861 with Thomas working as a railway laborer. William was working as a cabinet maker and George was listed as a railway laborer. There was now another son Frederick John who had been born on 19 December 1855 at Thornhills, East Maidstone. No marriage has been found for Frederick. The 1871 census states that the Nye's had moved to #36 Fisher Street in Maidstone. Thomas is listed as a laborer. The only two children living with their parents were Eliza Ann and Frederick. Thomas Cotton Nye died on 25 December 1875 at his home. His certificate of death has his occupation as a platelayer and his age as 64. Cause of death was paralysis for six weeks and he was in a coma the last two days of his life. Eliza Ann Nye is listed as the informant. As previously states Thomas was buried next to his parents at Borough Green, Kent. Mary Ann and her daughter Eliza Ann along with Eliza's husband and child continued to live at #36 Fisher Street. Both women were listed as dress makers. William Mc Keough disappeared at some point. Mary Ann lived until 1895 and died at Maidstone.

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Thomas Nye's Timeline

1811
August 4, 1811
Battle, UK
1835
June 21, 1835
Maidstone, UK

As found in the Parish register of Wateringbury "Thomas Nye, bachelor of this parish and Mary Ann Goldsmith, spinster of this parish were married in this church by banns this 21st day of June 1835 by Mr. Robert Earle. Witnesses were William Burden and Sophia Nye". Sophia was a sister of Thomas.

1841
1841
Chelmsford, UK

The 1841 census notes that Thomas and Mary Ann were living in Springfield, Essex County with Thomas Nye listed as a railway worker.

1841
- 1861
Springfield, Essex, United Kingdom
1851
1851
- present
Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom
1851
Ashford, Kent, UK

In 1851 the family had moved to West Ashford Kent and were living at #131 Churchyard. Thomas was working as a rose laborer.

1855
December 19, 1855
UK
1875
December 25, 1875
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Essex, UK
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